Beltran Named Assistant Volleyball Coach

Aug. 2, 2000

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Former Jacksonville University volleyball standout Aiko Beltran has been named assistant volleyball coach, first-year coach Robin Mignerey announced today.

Beltran joins the staff as a full-time coach after starting at setter for JU from 1995-98 and spending the 1999 season as a student assistant.

"Her position expertise will be a big plus for us," Mignerey said. "She was a great player during her career at JU, and she should be able to translate that into a good coaching career."

A native of Dallas, Texas, Beltran set six school records, including assists in a season (1,123 in 1997), season assists per game (9.84 in 1998) and career assists per game (9.15). She also ranks second all-time in career assists (3,872), third in single-season assists (1,025 in 1996), fourth in service aces (177), fourth in games played (423) and fifth in digs (948).

Beltran's previous coaching experience includes a two-year stint as head coach in the Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association, as well as summer stints coaching setters at Southern Methodist University and Arlington (Texas) High School. Beltran earned her B.A. in sociology from JU in May.